Service Learning


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Spanish offers the class 5689S as an advanced Spanish language course. The context for the course is the Spanish-speaking communities of Columbus, Ohio. In class, guest speakers from the community discuss their work, life experiences, and career opportunities. Out of class, students go into the community to practice their Spanish skills with native and heritage speakers, and volunteer with community organizations that serve the Latino communities in Columbus. Students have used the course to establish connections with community partners and to gain knowledge and experience that helped prepare them for graduate school and future careers. Many students have found that service learning is not only rewarding but life changing.

Some examples of students’ digital narratives describing their experiences in the class and in the community:

Video 1  Video 2  Video 3  Video 4  Video 5  Video 6 Video 7  Video 9

Some examples of students’ digital portfolios, including photos and reflections they wrote about their experiences:

Experience 1  Experience 2  Experience 3  Experience 4  Experience 5  Experience 6  Experience 7  Experience 8  Experience 9  Experience 10 

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